Just a few months after taking office, freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton has another new job to adjust to: dad.
The Republican from Arkansas announced on Twitter Tuesday that his wife, Anna, gave birth to a baby boy, who they named Gabriel, on Monday night. Cotton's office said Gabriel was born in Washington and weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
Cotton is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and served one term in Congress representing south Arkansas' 4th Congressional District. He unseated Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in the November election.